We’re so glad you found us!
Hello! We are Richard and Tamara – a loving couple looking to grow our family through adoption. Our shortlist: we love travel, music, festivals of all kinds, animals, fringe sports (kickball & roller derby), a full house, and a good debate.
We believe in kindness, lifelong learning, a responsibility to help our fellow humans, and that compassion should come before judgement. Finding each other twelve years ago was the start of an amazing journey, and we’re eager to bring a couple more souls along on the adventure. We offer a safe and happy home, and will surround your child with unconditional love.
Our family and friends are here to support us, and we are so excited to welcome a new child into our lives! We’d love to get to know you, and share a little more about us as well.
Interests: Cooking, music, biking, hiking, gardening, camping, reading, boating and swimming
Education: Masters Degree
Interests: Skating, reading, knitting, playing music, camping, hiking, enjoying nature, spending time with family
Years Together: 12
State: New York
Other Children: Not yet!
Pets: Marjorie, a fun-loving Australian Shepherd, and our sweet cat, Olive
Age: 0-6 Months
Gender: No Preference
Ethnicity: No preference
Special Needs: Open To Discussion
Type of Adoption: No Preference
Tamara is a writer who gets to work from home with frequent interruptions from two furry coworkers – our cat Olive and dog Marjorie.
In her free time she’s down for any kind of adventure. She loves skating, learning to play new music, knitting, reading, and doing absolutely anything with her best friend, sister.
Rick is a scientist who started his own tech company. At home, he is passionate about cooking, and is in charge of all things food-related. He grows vegetables and bakes us fresh bread every week.
When he’s not feeding family and friends, he is entertaining everyone with his unfailing sense of humor. Our 5-year old nephew thinks of Richard as his personal hero.
Together we love to travel, explore nature, spend time with friends and family, and just enjoy life’s small pleasures. A warm fire or good movie is all we need for a fantastic night.
Meet Rick (by Tamara)
Rick is a scientist who started his own tech company. He works hard, but makes time with family a priority. At home, he is passionate about cooking, and is in charge of all things food-related. He grows vegetables and bakes us fresh bread. When he’s not feeding family and friends, he is entertaining everyone with jokes and stories. He is our 5-year old nephew’s personal hero.
Most importantly, Rick is a good person to his very core. He is one of the most caring, ethical, and intelligent people I’ve ever met. He’s always ready to listen to a new idea or different perspective, and will freely admit when he was wrong. He is humble, patient and never loses his temper.
I feel so much gratitude every day to have him in my life. It is my first thought in the morning and the last thing I remind myself before I fall asleep. He is fiercely loving and protective, and I cannot wait to see him become a father to a very lucky child.
Meet Tamara (by Rick)
Tamara is a writer who gets to work from home with frequent interruptions from two furry coworkers – our cat Olive and dog Marjorie. In her free time she’s ready for any kind of adventure. She loves skating, learning to play new music, knitting, reading, and doing absolutely anything with best friend, her sister.
Tamara is very smart and quick witted. An excellent storyteller, which has served her well in her career and also socially. She’s a lot of fun to be around and is always looking to maximize the potential of any situation. She is very caring, and always has the interests of others on her mind.
Helping others is one of her passions. In her free time, Tamara volunteers as an court-appointed advocate for children going through abuse and neglect cases. She works hard to try to help these children in any way she can, standing up for them in court and fighting for their interests and safety. Seeing a need to help girls become strong women, she has coached junior roller derby for several years, working to build confidence and strength in young women that will last a lifetime.
Tamara has so many amazing qualities that would make her a great mother. She is a natural caretaker who brings the best out of those around her. She has a big joyful personality and a knack for easily adapting to new situations. She is the one who will make sure that everyone was fully stocked up on essentials before she heads straight into the storm. That is how nurturing and fierce she is – she looks out for everyone around her before readily taking on a storm, both literally and figuratively. Tamara will be a loving and protective hands-on mother.
Our Home & Community
Our tastes are a bit unique, and we are lucky to live in a home that reflects that.
We have lots of land and a 150-year old farmhouse with some funky new additions. There’s an old-fashioned wood stove on one end and a modern art studio on the other. The four bedrooms have high ceilings and lots of bright sunshine.
Our big fenced yard is surrounded by woods, and a stream runs through the property. We love hanging out in the yard, picking apples from our trees for cider and pies, and having friends over for cookouts or doggie play dates.
We think we have the best of both worlds – living in a rural neighborhood with lots of space, but within walking distance to our town’s main street and its wonderful restaurants and shops. Our community celebrates art, music, food, and education.
With several major cities an easy drive away, we get to see Broadway shows in New York and visit Boston for fresh seafood. But the best part of our home is living close to family and seeing them several times a week. We end each summer cramming into minivans and spending a week at the beach with the whole family – kids, dogs, and a few extra friends.
The world is sometimes a difficult place, so we work hard to make our home a place of peace, safety and joy. It’s a place for coming together with friends and neighbors, playing music and enjoying the beautiful land that surrounds us, and we are looking forward to filling it with family.
Our Thoughts about Parenting & Adoption
Spending time with our smallest relatives brings us so much joy, and we’re eager to grow our family – to see the world through a child’s eyes every day, and help them grow into a thriving adult.
We each have family members who have adopted or been adopted, so the decision to pursue adoption was easy. We can’t wait to meet the next member of our family!
We are home study approved and certified to adopt a single child, twins or more multiples.
Our hope is to build a relationship with any family that would entrust us with their child, but we respect whatever level of openness or privacy you may want.
If you’d like to know more about us, please reach out! We’re happy to talk. Whether we hear from you or not, we wish you luck, peace and wisdom on your journey.